The corn needs a drink of water

Dry conditions are worsening in parts of Missouri and a seed advisor with Beck’s Hybrids says it’s time to irrigate the corn.

“We are ready for that drink.”

Clarissa Cauthorn says adequate subsoil moisture is needed to grow a good corn crop and rain has been lacking in northeast Missouri.

“Heat in the morning and lots of dry wind during the day is hard on a corn crop. If we could get some of that to calm down, it would be beautiful to catch a rain.”

She says there’s no rain in the short-term forecast. The latest U.S. Drought Monitor has abnormally dry conditions expanding across the state and a handful of counties in northeast Missouri experiencing moderate drought conditions.

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